Jan 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
, working to desegregate the deep south. >> the fact that obama could be elected again shows that the stone of hope, it came out of the mountain of despair that king spoke of and there is hope. >> reporter: a sentiment likely shared by so many on the mall today, including the man they all came to see. cecilia vega, abc news, washington. >>> and here again, george stephanopoulos, great to spend the day with you. so, did anything happen today that changed the political possibilities? >> i don't think so. one day, one speech cannot dot that. even though this is the day where all of america comes together, and that was one of the big themes of the president's speech. but one of the things i did think we saw today was a very changed president. and this is a very different time and a very different president from the one who took office four years ago. the speech four years ago, a dark speech. for a dark time. we were mired in crisis. the economy beginning to come back. and what you saw today is, the president gave a meditation on freedom and equality. it was a president who else felt free.
Jan 25, 2013 6:30pm EST
). why is the market on a tear? economists telling us the election is over, the fiscal cliff crisis over, the debt ceiling battle pushed off. congress hearing the frustration now that we've been hearing on the trading floor for months. >> people in the city and outside the industry are just frustrated. >> reporter: frustrate bauds that gridlock put a lock on the stock market too. but tonight, finally what appears to be a solid recovery. >> worst case scenario that people were looking at in 2008, they can start to say, all right, we're not going to go there. >> reporter: couples like john and jeanette who you first met to "world news" two years ago. john had turned 60, jeanette about to. he was planning to work another five years because of the market. their retirement dreams had grown simpler since that wedding day. their only trips, to visit their granddaughter. how much has your 401(k) recovered since we last visited? >> it's gone up about 30%. >> about 26 osh $27,000. >> reporter: their 401(k) growing again along with that granddaughter. is it giving you a little more freedom? >>
Jan 28, 2013 6:30pm EST
. there would also be a beefed up border. >> i think after the election, finally, the country's realizing that you cannot have two classes of people in this country. >> reporter: forei undocumented immigrants, it could mean no longer being in hiding. >> when an entire society is telling you blatantly that you are worth less than the people next to you, that hurts. >> reporter: for the recent college grad, being undocumented means not nothing if she'll be able to get a job. for her babysitter mother, it means not being able to return to peru to visit sick family. you used the word imprisoned? >> because it's a different kind of life that people who feel safe in this country and people who, like me -- >> reporter: people like her who may soon come out of the shadows. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >>> and now, a modern health alert that began with someone at the center of our abc news family. barbara walters. we told you about her fall last week, fainting, injuring her head. well, we know tonight she's in the hospital with a case of chickenp chickenpox. something most of us
Jan 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
ethel kennedy. and on vacation in palm beach, five years before he was elected president. and look at the tiny handwriting, "jfk jr.," his birthday card to his dad. the mementos were found hidden in a home owned by one of president kennedy's closest friends. they will be auctioned next month. >>> and this just in. the man who created the extraordinary journey of "lost" is about to take us on another journey, this time, intergalactic. j.j. abrams will be directing the next installment of the sacred "star wars." abrams has said "star wars" was the first movie to blow his mind. "star wars vii," due in theaters 2015. >>> and one more note tonight, a picture from our family scrapbook. our own robin roberts, back on the set of "good morning america" for a test run, as she promised. testing her early morning stamina as she prepares for the big return. and we cannot wait. >>> coming up, a thrilling hunt for solid gold treasure and a chance to get wet. so, how do you get thousands of dollars? next. my bad. tell me you have good insurance. yup, i've got... [ voice of dennis ] ...allstate. re